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Female rapists with 33 condoms versus  Male rapists with 33 girl victims in Zimbabwe-Be the judge

10 years ago | 22704 Views

In the last decade, I spent almost my whole time with ups and downs to police stations tracking cases of rape involving minors and not a single day did I see mobs of people thronging police stations to get a glimpse of male rapists whose cases were so crystal clear and did not need them being paraded to be identified by their victims. I caught them right handed and all evidence was there and yet I still had to prove they were rapists. I am very angry and frustrated with harsh and tough action against so called three  female  rapists caught with 33 condoms  compared to leniency given to some  male rapists with 33 rape victims in Zimbabwe.


I never saw a single sympathiser in and outside the police stations displaying any form of anger or disgust against a single male rapist in the over the decade I intervened in many cases of rape in Zimbabwe.


 Mind some girls had to undergo surgery on their uterus and vagina to put together whatever flesh remained after gruesome rapes. A lot of girls were pregnant and had to think about them being products of child rape and their children to be labelled thus. I saw blood oozing out of children`s vaginas and a lot of times it was followed by pus. Many a times the odour would make you think the child would die anytime. There are many times when a child had to be taken to hospital only to be pronounced dead upon arrival –a rapist would have infected her with HIV and AIDS. No one thronged the hospital or even bothered to attend the many funerals of mostly orphaned and disadvantaged girls whose young lives were ruined by rapists. No journalist thought it news worthy or if they did  it through kindness for the story to be given a small corner to fill up a newspaper so that it is ready for publication. To think the three so called  female  rapists with 33 condoms would make every journalist in the world run up and down  like we have seen in the past weeks generating over 500 news articles within a day  has shocked me.  I am just thinking of a situation where everyone sympathises with semen in a condom more than a torn vagina of a baby. Nxa !!!


To be frank, I did not know Zimbabwean society is so against rape until a few weeks ago when three women were found with 33 condoms with semen. Just having the condoms turned them into rapists even with no victim who had come forward. A car accident scene was turned into a rape crime scene within seconds and the women were paraded across the whole country for male rape victims to come identify them. Mind you when I went to report rape to police stations with girl victims, I had the semen dripping still not from a condom but from a child`s vagina. I had a medical report from a government registered doctor confirming rape and still no one thronged to the police stations to protest. Within hours of being taken by police I saw the rapist walking scot free and not even his passport was condition for bail like I saw with the three alleged female rapists.


As I write this article I feel anger and disappointment at way people have only supported male victims of rape and ignored the many calls of babies and little girls being raped in Zimbabwe. Right now,one  alleged rapist I have been pursuing Dr Munyaradzi Kereke (Advisor to Dr Gedion Gono of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe  and a businessman in Zimbabwe) who raped his 11 year old niece at gunpoint  and is still a free man despite my call to police to arrest him and my plea to journalists to expose him. Recently he was in the government newspaper donating to breast cancer screening for Beauty pageants. A  Registered medical doctor in a government hospital whose report is in my possession right now confirmed this man raped the girl and damaged her genital organs in a very cruel way. He tore a hymen of a virgin girl who had never thought one day at her age any male organ would get into her and leave her with both physical and psychological scars that are so deep and next to impossible to heal. It might be the case he wanted blood of this virgin girl to make his medical centre prosperous. I have a detailed police statement which my client gave to senior police officer and it has just remained a statement like thousands of them at police stations in Zimbabwe. The child is living in fear and her mother has sought refuge in a foreign country in fear of being persecuted as Dr Munyaradzi Kereke has threatened the family many times.


Another rogue alleged rapist Obediah Msindo of Destiny of Africa Network  was released by a high court judge after terrorising me and the junior magistrate who said he had a case to answer. Even to date myself and my client are still in exile and  had to flee for our lives. The magistrate was allegedly fired and one senior officer in Attorney General Office who handled this case bravely was transferred to an unknown destination.  Police did a fantastic job by keeping evidence of his semen and torn underwear under lock and key  but despite his semen being on this underwear as evidence  he was discharged. To think police are searching for male rape victims when my victims of rape are ready and need justice has shocked me and has made me see what attitudes we must work against in Africa as a whole.


Now I read that the three alleged female rapists are being paraded in prison regalia with their hair and faces deformed after being granted bail. They are facing allegations of rape and already given the public insults that have come their way compared to Dr Kereke for instance  who is scot free and dining and wining with big people as if celebrating raping children is a  good thing to do . What a shame!!


I am fully aware they will be punished but to be paraded in public and to have yourself paraded in every newspaper in the world to me sounds like public verdict. Whatever punishment follows after this one  is not as terrible and severe as harassment they have faced so far. When women commit sexual crimes even if these are allegations they are guilty automatically. If men rape children and babies they are innocent until proven guilty.  It can take a long time to prove them guilty than it takes for female rapists to be proved innocent. This is what the public law says and it is the one that works and is engineered by patriarchy.


I did not know rape was such a serious crime until recently when women were caught with 33 used condoms. Mind they were caught with condoms and not rape victims!!!!





10 bettymakoni


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Anonymous user 10 years
Anonymous user 10 years
I personaly support wat you do for the girl child but i have seen you comment if a women rapes a small boy.If these rapist were men the courts would have trown them in jail whether guilty or nt but becos its the other way you dnt care abt the victims rape is rape
Anonymous user 10 years
Betty I'm so touched with your story that I feel that our legislative system needs to be revamped. The fact that most of these laws are promulgated by (mostly men) makes it very difficult to make them work. The unfortunate part of it is that such sexually related cases are sometimes handled by men and therefore they don't feel the hurt that goes with rape of girl children. I believe that people like you should try to send a message to say VP Mujuru and all the prominent ladies who are "heard" as it were. Don't be surprised by the fact that the three women who are alleged to have raped men received so much condemnation and publicity. This is the nature of news: when a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that's news. Because this was the first time to hear this kind of reverse rape, then it makes news. This is the nature of journalism.

Notwithstanding all this, I believe that you are doing a sterling job to highlight all the perverts and wrong-doers in our perverted society especially the men. And do remember my dear: one swallow does not make a summer. God bless you!
Anonymous user 10 years
People are raised to believe women are morally superior to men and incapable of callously hurting others for no legitimate reason. When a woman is caught red-handed committing a vile crime then it's common for people to try to rationalise her behaviour as a symptom of mental illness is a response to abuse. People just do not want to believe that women are not divine.

Woman-on-man rape is considered an odd, rare crime that bewilders people because it goes against everything they've been taugh about women.

So, since woman-on-man rape is considered a rarity, I can see why the media is all over this case. Oddities always receive more attention than regular events. Oddities are newsworthy for the sole reason their rarity makes them more interesting than things that happen regularly.

Feminazis claim rape happens all the time. They have also watered down the definition of rape to mean just about anything -- they've done this in western countries, not sure about Zimbabwe. To them, a woman who agrees to have sex while slightly intoxicated is a victim of rape. Women who agree to have sex then regret it the next day are considered victims of rape. It's hard to take a crime seriously when there are people out there, such as feminazis, trying to criminalise normal acts that aren't criminal. Don't forget that a lot of women have used false accusations of rape to ruin men's reputations.People look at how many innocent men have been ruined by such vicious lies and realise none of it would have occurred if society hadn't have turned rape into a witchhunt. In the west, a woman's accusation is considered gospel and her victim is considered guilty until he proves himself innocent. This mentality has led to a lot of innocent men being locked up in jail, beaten, shunned and ostracised for rapes they never committed.

But you're right, girls who are violently raped by men should be given priority by the media and police force over men who have their sperm stolen by women. Both crimes are bad and can have serious ramifications for the victims, but the ones involving girls being raped by men are worse by virtue of the fact they involve physical injury, are fatal and can leave permanent psychological scars. But don't think that stealing sperm isn't an issue. If that act leads to a kid being born and reared by a single mother then chances are it'll be more likely than a child from a normal home to commit suicide, crime, drop out of school, take drugs, become a drunk, etc.

You need to remember that journalism is a business. If something isn't newsworthy then it won't sell papers. Publications would go broke if they only posted accounts of events that'll turn their readership away. But it still doesn't make it any less upsetting that cases involving girls being tortured are ignored.
Anonymous user 10 years
"I am fully aware they will be punished but to be paraded in public and to have yourself paraded in every newspaper in the world to me sounds like public verdict. Whatever punishment follows after this one is not as terrible and severe as harassment they have faced so far. When women commit sexual crimes even if these are allegations they are guilty automatically. If men rape children and babies they are innocent until proven guilty. It can take a long time to prove them guilty than it takes for female rapists to be proved innocent. This is what the public law says and it is the one that works and is engineered by patriarchy."

No offence, but in the western world it is the other way around. If a man is accused of rape he is considered guilty until proven innocent.

Women who are found guilty of raping little boys are rarely punished as severely. If a woman rapes a pubescent boy and conceives a child during the process then the victim can be forced to pay child support.

Women who make accusations in the west are given anonymity while the accused are named and shamed by the media. When women are found guilty of making a false accusation of rape they're rarely punished.
Anonymous user 10 years
this has never happened before so let the news spread coz our wolrd is becoming too dengarous with women in mutare they are now commting seriuos crimes the women who hold so many workshops about their rights,this means that a male rapist and female rapist same sentence,kuti 50 50 ishande mushe vakasungwa vakadzi moridza mhere futi ndofunga imi ambuya murikufara kuti varume vorepwawo ,otherwise women are cruel than man
Anonymous user 10 years
I just wonder how far with this case . who can tell us. It just went quiet
Anonymous user 10 years
Your trivialization of male rape is disgusting. Female-on-male rape is not even recognised as rape under the law of Zimbabwe. You talk as though male victims of rape should be discarded and left on their own to be ridiculed by their society, while female rapists should be allowed to walk free.
Anonymous user 10 years
when one has done something wrong let us not judge it using their gender status let crime be treated as crime. What you are saying is that a thief should not complain when someone steals from his house because he is a thief, that is wrong i do not condone rape myself but let the law take its course
Anonymous user 9 years
I'm shocked to read this issue about Dr Kereke.This shows that it will take a long road for women or girl child to be empowered.Sure we are working towards it ,but how can we succeed when well known people use their power and authority to abuse women and girls .Justice should be brought forward whether one is a powerful man in the society or not.Shame on these men and everyone who ignores cases of rape to girls.My dream is full empowerment of women and total punishment to culprits .
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